Watch The Big Ape In Its Natural Environment
May 12, 2009 at 5:03 AM (PT)
MARK KAYE, host of THE BIG APE Morning Mess on COX Top 40 WAPE/JACKSONVILLE, has created a seven-minute "behind the scenes" video of the inner-workings of the station, called "WAPE 95.1 -- Behind the Music."
"This video is the ultimate in interactivity. It gives the audience a chance to see the station instead of just listen to it. Thanks to the most up-to-date handheld video technology (my FLIP cam), I was able to catch incredible events with very little warning. For example, I accosted the mayor of JACKSONVILLE, FL as he was headed into a news conference at our News/Talk property. Later that same day I sung a duet with a 'Laughing Kookaburra.' Even though it happened off the air, our listeners still want to see stuff like this and now we are able to bring it to them."
The video is so popular that it received several hundred views in its first hour on www.WAPE.com. "I had to upload it to YOUTUBE because our servers were overloaded," explains KAYE. "Plus, there is major interest in a 'WAPE Radio Station Reality Show' for a cable network like BRAVO, TLC, or VH1. Hopefully, they will be as interested in the idea as I am! I'm still waiting to hear back."
You can catch the video here.